Scott Speck, conductor
Brett James, Hillary Lindsey & Gordie Sampson – musicians/songwriters
Nashville’s hottest songwriters share the stories behind some of the biggest hits they penned for today's hottest Pop-Country stars including Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Kelly Clarkson, and Daughtry. Selections include "It's America," "Coming Home" from the film Country Strong, and "There's A Place for Us" from the last installment of the Narnia series. The Grammy Award-winning songwriters of "Jesus Take the Wheel" Brett James, Hillary Lindsey & Gordie Sampson join the West Michigan Symphony to perform 18 Billboard #1 songs they composed for some of today's most iconic stars.